Driving beats and motivating instructors are two of the biggest reason Spin classes are so popular. So much so, that you often have to pay extra in addition to your gym membership and book a bike seat in advance. However, you can set up your own Spin class in the comfort of your own home.
Before you purchase your own spin bike, take a live class. Be sure to pay close attention to the inspiring workout music, make a mental note of the tracks played and monitor how hard you work out at each stage of the class.
It can be hard to replicate the motivation you imbibe from a group situation, but there are several apps you can purchase to help you out. One of the better apps is Pelotan, which for a membership fee you can access live and on demand classes in the comfort of your own home.
Can’t afford a membership with Pelotan? Replicate your favourite songs that drive you to workout harder and fast. Crank up the music on your bluetooth speaker or if the rest of the family are still sleeping, use earphones. Organise your playlist to match the pace of your workout with slower tempo songs for warm ups and cool downs and driving beats for high intensity.
If you can’t afford an exercise bike that monitors your heart rate, invest in wearable technology that does.
Have a dimmer light installed in your in-home gym and black-out curtains, so you can recreate the dimly lit atmosphere of a live class. For added effect, you could add a coloured disco ball or coloured lights. Okay, so that’s really taking it to the next level, but imagine how cool that would be.
Don’t forget to warm up at a leisurely pace. If you go to hard, too fast, you’ll end up with an injury.
Spin classes can be just as effective as riding a bike outdoors, so why not give Spinning a go today?